SHILLONG, March 25: The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is looking to tie up with universities and institutes of higher learning in France for academic and cultural collaborations.
Consul General of France, Didier Talpain along with his team comprising of Dr Fabien Chareix, Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, French Institute in India, Embassy of France in India and Noémie Gicquelet, Attaché for cooperation in French language, visited NEHU on Thursday to discuss the groundwork for collaborations between the state’s premier central university and universities and institutes of higher learning in France.
NEHU Registrar, Dr JN Nayak made a presentation on the background leading to the establishment of the University which present works in different fields of study and is a multidisciplinary institute. He mentioned that NEHU is interested to have a memorandum of understandings with the educational institutes in France, through the Consulate General, for the benefit of students and researchers.
NEHU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla said the University is bestowed with a vibrant faculty under eight Schools – School of Technology, School of Humanities, School of Education, School of Human & Environmental Sciences, School of Social Sciences, School of Economics, Management & Information Sciences, School of Physical Sciences and School of Life Sciences. He specifically mentioned about Prof Badaplin War from the Department of Khasi, who was recently honoured with the Padma Shri for her contribution in the field of literature and education.
He added that with the Indo-French academic collaboration, students of both NEHU and the French institutes will be benefitted.
The Consul General of France and Dr Charix expressed their interest in collaboration with the University for academic and research activities including the opportunities of scholarships to the deserving students of NEHU.